Singer-songwriters Bob Cheevers & Noëlle Hampton and André Moran perform live on the show and discuss their work, the larger music scene, and the relationship between musicians and their community.
Bob Cheevers, who has been in the music business since the 60s, was the 2011 Texas Music Awards "Singer/Songwriter of The Year.” An Emmy-winning songwriter, Cheevers' releases have been in the UK’s Americana Top 10 and in the Top 20 and 30 on the U.S. Americana charts. Austin-based Cheevers grew up in Memphis, has worked in Los Angeles and Nashville, and has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe. Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings have recorded his songs.
Noëlle Hampton -- a “rootsy/Americana” singer-songwriter and indie rocker -- and her husband (and virtuoso guitarist) André Moran are a musical collaboration that began in the San Francisco Bay Area and relocated to Austin where they record and perform. Noëlle and Andre have opened for Bob Dylan, Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Pat Benatar, and many others. They also perform as The Belle Sounds.
Bob Cheevers – through his non-profit Over A Cheevers, Inc. is the producer of Austin's Be-Bob-Alooza, a community benefit with proceeds going to an Austin singer/songwriter chosen by a panel of music professionals. Noëlle Hampton and André Moran are contenders for the award.
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Running time: 55:18.